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That day…”that will live in infamy!”

The USS Arizona MemorialPearl Harbor Remembrance Day:  December 7, 1941

It's a day, an event brought back into our national conscience on September 11, 2001 when the people of New York City and the people of the United States were attacked.  It drew comparison to the attacks at Pearl Habor as an "even worse disaster!"

For the generation who grew up in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor and World War 2, the significance of Pearl Harbor has perhaps dimmed, but never lost.

I remember my trip to Pearl in the late 90's, visiting the site of what is now the USS Arizona Memorial, knowing the bodies of American naval personnel are entombed below that site on the Arizona.  It's a solemn visit for anyone-and it was for me.

"Infamy"--a "state of extreme dishonor!"  Certainly not these brave young men from the Arizona--but dishonor to their names, to their courage--to each one of them and their families.

So we take this day, December 7, 2010 to honor these fallen comrades. And we honor those who continue to serve courageously and selflessly in parts of the world we can't even pronounce!

Evelyn Gibson
Ambassador
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